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Porto, Portugal

Porto or Oporto, city, northwestern Portugal, capital of Porto District, mostly on the steep northern bank of the Douro (Duero) River, near the Atlantic Ocean. With Lisbon, it is one of Portugal’s chief economic centers and the focus of a large metropolitan area. Suburbs include the deepwater port of Porto de Leixões, located to the … Continue reading »

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Lisbon, Portugal

I INTRODUCTION Lisbon (Portuguese Lisboa; ancient Olisipo), capital and largest city of Portugal, and also capital of Lisbon District, in western Portugal, on the Tajo (Tejo) River where the river expands before it enters the Atlantic Ocean. Lisbon is the center of the country’s rail and highway network, and an international airport is nearby. The major industrial and … Continue reading »

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